28th July, 1897.
MY DEAR MOTHER, (Mrs. Leggett.)
Many many thanks for your beautiful and kind letter. I wish I were in London to be able to accept the invitation with the Raja of Khetri. I had a great many dinners to attend in London last season. But it was fated not to be, and my health did not permit my going over with the Raja.
So Alberta is once more at home in America. I owe her a debt of gratitude for all she did for me in Rome. How is Holli? To both of them my love, and kiss the new baby for me, my youngest sister.
I have been taking some rest in the Himalayas for nine months. Now I am going down to the plains to be harnessed once more for work.
To Frankincense and Joe Joe and Mabel my love, and so to you eternally.
Yours ever in the Lord,